JPMorgan Chase Director - Lead Architect in Plano, Texas
Chase Consumer Lending Technology provides technology support for Home, Auto and Card lending products for Consumer and Community Banking. The Home and Auto Architecture and Engineering team is looking for highly motivated, experienced and talented architects to strategically lead our strategy, modernization, engineering acceleration and business innovation initiatives.
Home, Auto and Engineering Architecture is responsible for providing strategic and practical leadership to the application, product and business development teams in the Home and Auto lending product domains. The team is also responsible for leadership in DevOps and engineering delivery practices and tooling, further enabling application teams to delight the business and Chase's clients.
Architects will be responsible for partnering with senior leadership in the business and technology to define and evolve multi-year strategies, incorporating business objectives as well as enterprise technology objectives. Architects must have strong digital transformation and product delivery experience and be capable of producing practical, valuable and credible guidance/architecture for product teams. Architects must also be comfortable in managing and reducing complexity in technology portfolios, as Chase's strong history of market success and acquisitions has gathered a wide range of technology solutions, leveraging vendor and proprietary solutions, as well as heritage mainframe through modern cloud technologies.
As Individual Contributors, Product Architects are critical and durable leaders, partnering with Product Owners (the business) and Engineering Leaders (technology) to deliver long-term value with our products. Key partners include senior technology management, business stakeholders, application developer leads, and engineers. Architects are expected to excel in communication skills across a variety of audiences, levels and technical competence.
Chase is aggressively pursuing a cloud-based, platform-oriented, product-centric architecture, delivered with strong DevOps practices and continuous, automated, measured value. Public cloud, Platform-as-a-service, agile (scrum) and CI/CD experience are highly desirable in top candidates. Diversity in employees is a fundamental principal at JPMC and we strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
15-20 years in application development and delivery
10+ years in architecture delivery
Strong experience and leadership in contemporary practices, patterns, and tooling, including, but not limited to:
Cloud computing (AWS, Azure, internal / external, hybrid, etc.)
Information/Data architecture and Data Modeling Principles.
Distributed, fault-tolerant, highly-scalable databases and related concepts (e.g. CAP theorem, eventual consistency)
Event-driven architecture and common events
Rules Engines and Decision Systems
Big Data technologies and utilities (Hadoop, Spark SQL, Hive)
API design and management
Service definition and consumption including API, brokers, REST APIs
Defining Non-functional requirements and architectures to satisfy availability, extensibility, and resiliency needs
Agile/scrum delivery, including scaled practices (LeSS, SAFe, Scrum of scrums)
Devops practices and delivery pipelines meeting CI/CD objectives
Experience with Digital Transformation and in guiding business partners through customer journey creation
Demonstrated ability to document strategy in partnership with business and technology leaders
Ability to work well at a conceptual and practical levels, resolve ambiguity, and to drive concepts out into workable solutions
Ability to define target state architectures, and develop realistic transition plans for achieving target state
Hands-on experience modeling with UML, object-oriented constructs, or other modeling language
Experience with formal enterprise architecture models and tooling, such as TOGAF
Experience in successfully navigating and honoring highly regulated ecosystems
Proven ability to successfully lead through influence, data and sound architecture recommendations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong business acumen
Passionate about delighting customers
Energized by working with strong, diverse talent
AI/ML experience is a value add
JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.
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